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Old 2 January 2019, 08:48 AM   #1
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Rolex datejust 28 or 31

I'm considering to purchase my first rolex lady datejust. I'm 33 yeaes old and 5'4. I love the jubilee bracelet with silver dial and gold Roman numerals but not sure whether to get 28mm or 31mm. I have slender wrists and want something which is classic and does not get out of fashion as the trends change. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 2 January 2019, 09:06 AM   #2
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Dressy or sporty? Personally, even on women, larger watches are better. I would not go smaller than 31mm, but even 36mm would be nice and gives you more options. 34mm might be on the sporty side. But since you say Jubilee, I'm guessing more dressy? There is a gorgeous 31mm MOP dial with Romans. What a watch...
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Old 2 January 2019, 09:28 AM   #3
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I would suggest to go to your local Rolex dealer and try a few on. 28mm is too small, 31mm+.

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Old 2 January 2019, 09:34 AM   #4
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Since you say your considering purchasing I'm thinking you haven't tried any on for size. I suggest trying on a 34mm. My wife's 5 7" W/ a 6" wrist and rocks a 36mm DJ. Not saying a 28 or 31 is wrong or too small but just thinking a 34 or 36 may be a good size to try as well. Happy Choosing...

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Old 2 January 2019, 10:38 AM   #5
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Either 28 or 31 is a great choice.
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Old 2 January 2019, 11:13 AM   #6
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I find myself in the same situation. I'm looking to surprise my wife with a Datejust too. I think you are correct with the choice of jubilees & fluted bezel, I'm just finding it hard to choose the correct dial.
31mm is the perfect size too. 31mm 100% 👍🏽

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Old 2 January 2019, 12:33 PM   #7
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Dj31. Fluted
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Old 2 January 2019, 12:54 PM   #8
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My wife wears the 28m loves it, but her preference are always on the classic looking watches. she found the 31m and 36mm sizes to big for her. If you can try them at the store it will help you better, goodluck.
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Old 2 January 2019, 01:20 PM   #9
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I'm have a 31 and 36. The 28 was too small. I think the 31 is perfect.

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